Perdue and Loeffler fail to draw vote totals that Trump did in presidential election

Perdue and Loeffler fail to draw vote totals that Trump did in presidential election


Incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Republican candidates in the Senate runoff races in Georgia, got a slightly larger percentage of the vote than President Trump did overall in the 2020 presidential election but failed to draw the same numbers as the Nov. 3 election.

In Georgia as a whole, Perdue won 49.8 percent of the vote and Loeffler garnered 49.4 percent, while their Democratic challengers, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, got 50.2 percent and 50.6 percent, respectively, according to unofficial numbers reported Wednesday.

Trump managed to get 49.3 percent of the vote in a loss to President-elect Joe Biden in Georgia. 

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But in counties that Trump won in Georgia, Perdue and Loeffler came up short.

In Whitfield County, which Trump won with 69 percent of the vote and where he held a rally Monday night to boost voting on Election Day, both Perdue and Loeffler won slightly more than 70 percent of the vote

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